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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Lately, I've been doing 2 meals a day, both high in fat.  I like to hit the gym or do some form of exercise in the mornings most days fasted, where I usually come home and eat afterwards in that recovery window. I came across a post where... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 28, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Working out fasted is indeed your best bet.  You could also look at doing some CT as well.  Ideal would be to work out fasted while wearing an ice vest as this forces you to burn a lot of fuel quicker.   You could also skip the... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

hi! I've been having issues with lchf, I can lose the initial stored carbs attached to water, but after that there seems to be a complete lack of weight loss/stall. ( on lchf for 2 years) Then with the addition of propranolol, a beta blocker, for... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 16, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Hi Alalia, it is possible for atypical things to happen anywhere in the population. It should absolutely be possible for a person to not lose weight while on a Low Carb High Fat diet(LCHF). Assuming a LCHF diet where you are controlling Calories... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

Long time stalker, first time posting. I can't find information that pertains to my saliva cortisol test results, and am going a bit crazy over it. I sought out an integrative MD after years of severe fatigue and difficulty losing weight post... (more)

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VB 0 · June 03, 2014 at 7:14 AM

One questions and three comments:1. How did you test your cortisol levels? Did you have to take four separate blood tests during the day?Also, how about your cortisol in urine?2. Since you are fatigued, I would also test your insulin and glucose... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I am about to try an elemental diet to treat severe SIBO, leaky gut and slow-transit constipation. It will consist of: ~125g Hydrolyzed whey protein (a product called Dymatize ISO-100) ~25g Hydrolyzed collagen ~100-150g Dextrose... (more)

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pone 0 · May 04, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Alex0, so the interesting thing is your heart rhythm issues, particularly after going very low carb. The four main electrolytes play the critical role in each heartbeat. Calcium starts the closing process of each heartbeat, and sodium... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I just googled GI tables and compared a handful only to notice some pretty wild variations in the numbers for a given food. Anyone know a good source for a GI table that is the most accurate/detailed/trustworthy? Many thanks.

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RonBurgundy 0 · March 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM

I should add that I'm only trying to compare vegetables and starches really.

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by 58 · about 6 hours ago

I'm confused about weight gain. So, say someone has a super healthy diet, and they eat 1 brownie a day for a month will they gain weight? Say they don't work out...I know if they worked out this generally wouldn't be a problem. I just don't get... (more)

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ramaboo 0 · March 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM

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by 188 · about 6 hours ago

I have read some experiences online from two diabetics that have seen a spike in blood sugar after consuming yacon syrup yet no one has confirmed that it doesn't spike blood sugar anecdotally (aside from some journals which I don't trust). Can... (more)

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danno 0 · January 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Yeah I would buy a glucometer if I didn't live in Latin America. Interesting that you've read stevia raises insulin, do you mind sharing some references for that? I found out that the two anecdotal references I'm referring to were using yacon... (more)

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by 0 · about 6 hours ago

I'm finally accepting that just cause something has been around for centuries and may be from nature that we shouldn't consume it. For example, avocados or milk. I'm starting to have an eating disorder to have clear skin. The amount of stress... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · October 11, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Eat the potato with some protein and plenty of fat and it won't spike your blood sugar as bad, And kids might not have what you consider hormone problems from it (mostly because their hormones aren't raging like they do in teens), but they... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

I'm starting to become paranoid about what I eat...I mean I just started eat more healthy saturated fat and greatly limiting my omega 6 content, but still! I have read the theories on how high GI foods cause acne from spiking insulin, but how... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · September 15, 2013 at 2:55 PM

you need to chillax with the multiple posts on the same topic every few hours. your asking questions people cannot answer, just fix your diet until the problem stops. if you get to a ideal diet and the problem persists then seek professional... (more)

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by 144 · about 7 hours ago

Heaps of information on how carbs are processed in the body; turned to sugar, stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, stored as fat if we have too much glycogen in liver and muscles... But what about fat? What is the process there? Does it... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · September 05, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Both fatty acids and glucose are converted into acetyl CoA and then go through the exact same process in the mitochondria to produce ATP (energy).

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by 91 · about 7 hours ago

I recently just read the Perfect Health Diet and for those of you that are familiar with it I need some advice as soon as possible. I am about to come off a 8 day water fast which I will probably never do again. And I am planning on breaking the... (more)

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Mash 0 · August 30, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Why not break your fast with a meal of meat and green vegetables, then start reintroducing starchy vegetables in subsequent meals.

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by 2318 · about 7 hours ago

The past week I have had an onset of new symptoms. Around the same time every day (8am, then at 10am) I get the really weak, dizzy, anxious, cold hands (ice!), headache. I started testing my blood sugar: Waking up 6am: 3.2mmol/l After... (more)

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Andrew_28 0 · August 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Obviously, there are many factors to evaluate and everyone's different. I'm not exactly sure where you are in your paleo diet, but I have suffered from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and feeling dizzy too. My dizzy spells started long before I... (more)

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by 215 · about 7 hours ago

Here's the link to the page http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.htm I thought that fat slowed digestion so that the glucose from the lactose enters your bloodstream slower? (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 02, 2013 at 12:02 AM

The resource they're drawing their information from is multiple studies using different subjects and thus different glycemic responses are to be expected. It's good for rough estimates of the glycemic index of foods, but not for close comparisons.... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hey people, I am doing Hill sprints in the morning and I am confused about my pre workout nutrition. I want to do it fasted and just have some coffee, vitamin c and BCAA before my workout but im not sure if the combination is going to help me with... (more)

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GruffaloUnchained 0 · August 17, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Does anyone remember how good four heaped scoops of JACK3D was lol. Holy shit!

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by 35 · about 7 hours ago

Hey, Decided to take cinnamon capsules to increase insulin sensitivity. I wondered: How much cinnamon is the right amount, how much is to much? Thanks, Cas

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Matt_61 0 · July 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

"The study was made up of 60 people with Type 2 diabetes who were divided into 6 groups of 10. Three groups received cinnamon in the form of capsules totaling 1, 3 or 6 grams of cinnamon a day. The other three groups received placebo capsules. The... (more)

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by 2944 · about 7 hours ago

Sometimes my hands get cold suddenly in the period after eating a reasonably large meal. This is in a post-exercise period. Would this phenomenon be insulin related? Have you had similar or different experience? Answers on a postcard s'il vous... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · July 16, 2013 at 3:51 PM

So, as always, there are a LOT of possible explanations out there, but two that seem more pertinent: -Hypothyroidism. Cold hands and feet after a meal are common complaints from people with underactive thyroids. Have you spoken with your doctor... (more)

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by 45 · about 7 hours ago

In February, I gave in to supplements and began taking 50mg zinc daily. My skin looked amazing: acne disappeared and skin became smooth. In May I stopped taking the pills because I don't think this form of zinc is healthy. I began eating 200... (more)

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elf27 0 · June 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM

what kind of "acne" are we talking? Is it all over your body and face? cheeks, forehead, mouth area, neck or body? Concentrated in one or two of those areas more than others? Is your acne pustules? cysts? small bumps that are not visible until... (more)

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by 2407 · about 7 hours ago

So, was hoping to start a list of all known supplements, foods, activities, and techniques to increases insulin sensitivity. Fire away.

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thhq 0 · June 17, 2013 at 3:43 AM

Last year my insulin resistance (LPIR) was extremely low. Possible causes: -healthy weight, constant within 5 lbs. -high seafood diet, especially high in clams and oysters. -daily exercise, averaging 3 hours/day walking or biking. -daily... (more)

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by 319 · about 7 hours ago

has anyone ever switched from low carb to high carb after having amazing results with low carb? in other words has anyone perhaps had an issue where they had to go low carb (ex. insulin resistance, carbohydrate intolerance, etc) then, through... (more)

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CD 0 · May 17, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Sort of.... I went lowish carb ~50-75g per day per Sisson's advice, and lost quite a bit of weight. But I was just not able to exercise the way I wanted to. So I upped to 100-150g/day and actually lost more weight. I also tried a ketosis... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

Hello - I am insulin resistant, ketogenic paleo, 35 year old woman. I have 15-30 pounds to lose. I lost the first 10 after going keto but now it won't budge. Doesn't matter what I do - lower carbs, higher, more exercise, couch potato, weights -... (more)

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August 0 · June 05, 2013 at 8:23 PM

The insulin resistance is very likely due to being ketogenic. When you are on a ketogenic diet, the liver still puts glucose out into the blood for the brain. Now, this glucose would not get to the brain were it not for insulin resistance. This... (more)

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

I've been VLC Paleo for 6 weeks. I was already gluten and dairy free. I am also practicing IF -- my eating window is 2pm to 8pm. I was excited to weigh myself after the first 4 weeks, expecting some fabulous weight loss results. I lost 4 pounds. I... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · May 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Not sure that a squeeze of lime juice is the problem. Do you exercise? 30 minutes of daily exercise and sunlight in addition to proper vitamin supplementation helped my hubby shed 25 lbs in 2 mos. But I notice that his weight loss is stalled when... (more)

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by 319 · about 7 hours ago

would it make a difference in achieving a state of ketosis if one was to consume high vs low gylcemic index carbs. for example: carb loading on oatmeal vs white bread in other words: how would the G.I. affect the rate of returning to ketosis... (more)

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August 0 · May 11, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Episode 160 of Robb Wolf's podcast- he interviews Kiefer about carb backloading, and the answer seems to be that high glycemic foods would get the glycogen replenishment over and done with quickly so that you can get back to your regularly... (more)

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by 8574 · about 7 hours ago

An insulin index of foods: the insulin demand generated by 1000-kJ portions of common foods: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/66/5/1264.full.pdf The results of this study confirm and also challenge some of our basic assumptions about the... (more)

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TnQ 0 · May 04, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Mark Sisson had an article about this last year: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/insulin-index/#axzz2SKf8MqnJ This sums it up pretty well: "The insulin helps drive amino acids into the muscle cells where they???re needed. At the heart of this... (more)

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by 30 · about 7 hours ago

I have been on strict paleo for a year now, and occasionally dip into keto. I purchased a blood-glucose monitor about two months ago and my glucose has consistently tests around 80-100 fasting and 100-105 after eating. I am a 24 year-old male with... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · April 23, 2013 at 6:24 PM

1st, those are great numbers. 2nd, a lot of us here have noticed similar levels. Conventional wisdom says that 100 is pre-diabetic, but that applies to people on a standard American diet. I have come to realize that our levels of blood sugar... (more)

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by 103 · about 7 hours ago

Hi I was told recently that grapefruit juice helps with insulin resistance? Has anyone else been told this before?

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Crowbar_1 0 · April 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I just found out it can really mess with medications, which, well, who knew??

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